Parents & Friends

At St. Albans Secondary College we value the partnership required between our parents and the school, to achieve the best outcome possible for our students. Our Parents and Friends Association welcome all new and existing parents. Parents play an important part in the school community by attending events such as Cyber-safety Information Evenings, contributing to the annual School Christmas Raffle to raise funds for the school camp, and volunteering around the school in varying roles.

The College establishes home-school links that actively involve parents in their child’s education, and we ask parents to view home-school collaboration as a mutual responsibility.

As teachers and parents share the responsibility of encouraging, modelling and reinforcing appropriate behaviour, it is important that parents understand their role in the development and establishment of these behaviours.

We ask parents to partner with us and support their child and the College by:

  • demonstrating a positive attitude at home about school, teachers and the importance of education;
  • keeping open communication with your child’s teacher, coordinator and the Principal by checking that your child has passed on newsletters and school forms, and communicating any concerns you may have. This helps to address any difficulties, and maintains a positive learning and social environment;
  • monitoring homework and assignments by checking and signing the school diary each week to confirm that home work is completed well and finished on time.
  • encouraging their child to work to the best of their potential, academically and socially;
  • demonstrating respect and good manners towards others in the school community; including teaching staff, administration and other staff working in the school;
  • attempting to provide, to the best of their ability, proper rest and nutrition for their child, as these are extremely important if they are to function well at school;
  • making themselves aware of their child’s performance at school and be open to a mutual sharing of concerns; and
  • being a positive role model when visiting the school.

Helping Out

Parents are invited to contribute to the school by:

  • attending parent teacher interviews;
  • helping their child with homework;
  • providing learning space at home for their child;
  • checking their child’s planner each week;
  • contacting the school if their child is experiencing any problems;
  • participating in the monthly Parents and Friends Association;
  • participating on the Curriculum Committee;
  • participating on School Council;
  • helping their child with reading or numeracy programs;
  • helping or participating in sporting activities;
  • providing learning activities  such as crafts, guest speaking, cooking, and work experience;  and
  • attending adult learning classes offered by the school.

Parents are also welcome to help around the school. You may wish to:

  • Help in the library. Contact Ms Jo Harris on 9366 2555.
    • Help in the garden. Contact Mr Dave Fraser on 9366 2555.
    • Offer to represent your community by translating information into your language. Contact Ms Liz Hedger on 9366 2555.

Parents are invited to contact Maree Wilke, Parent Participation Coordinator on 9366 2555 to discuss how they can become further involved in College activities.